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End of US funding to UNRWA; attack on international law: Palestine's FM
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki says a decision by the administration of US President Donald Trump to halt funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) was an attack on international law.
UNRWA official: US funding cut politicization of humanitarian aid
The United States’ decision to cut funding for the UN Palestine refugee agency (UNRWA) is “an evident politicization of humanitarian aid,” according to the organization’s commissioner general.
US decision to end funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency inhumane, reckless: PLO official
The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has censured as “inhumane and reckless” a recent decision by the United States to cut some $300 million in planned funding for the UN Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA).
Palestinians criticize US decision to halt funding to UN agency
Palestinian officials criticized a US decision to halt all funding to a UN agency that helps Palestinian refugees.
Italy threatens EU funding in migrant row
Italy's populist government warned it would pull European Union funding unless it agrees to take some of the 150 people stranded on an Italian coastguard ship Friday, sparking a fresh immigration row with the bloc.
Building West Africa’s capacity to access climate funding
When Senegalese president Macky Sall opened the 30MW Santhiou Mékhé solar plant last June, the country gained the title of having West Africa’s largest such plant. But the distinction was short lived.
Anti-smoking campaign deserving of full funding
The percentage of Indiana adults who smoke fell almost 23 percent between 2001 and 2010. But the encouraging downward trend soon stalled. While the state's rank for percentage of adult smokers has fallen from second highest in the US nation to 10th highest, the percentage of adults who smoke remains at a stubborn 21.1 percent — down just one-tenth of a percentage point since 2010.
Australia announces $379 million funding for Great Barrier Australia
Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg said in a televised interview that some of the money would go directly to farmers to modify their practices “to ensure that the reef doesn’t get the large amounts of sediment, nitrogen and pesticide run-off which is so damaging to coral and which helps breed this crown-of-thorns starfish.”
Summit on UNRWA funding gets $100m in aid pledges
A conference in Rome aimed at funding the UN agency for Palestinian refugees gathered pledges of $100 million in funding, according to UN officials.
NanoRacks raises funding for commercial airlock module
NanoRacks announced that it had raised an undisclosed amount to support development of a commercial airlock module for the International Space Station.
Lack of funding may force Yemen to shut down national blood bank: Official
Yemen’s national blood bank may be forced to close due to a lack of funds as the impoverished country continues to suffer from a deadly military aggression by Saudi Arabia.
Iran in talks with UK over jetliner funding
Iran is in talks with Britain’s Export Credit Agency to facilitate the financing of aircraft sales to state airline, Iran Air, as part of its pact with world powers to lift sanctions over its nuclear program, a senior Iranian official said.
UK schools cutting mental health services to plug funding gaps
Cash-strapped schools are cutting mental health services such as counselors and pastoral provision as they try to cover funding gaps, two influential groups of MPs said.
Former ambassadors urge Congress not to cut UN funding
Nine former American ambassadors to the United Nations have urged members of Congress not to cut US contributions to the world body.
US withdraws funding for UN Population Fund
The State Department said on late Monday it was ending US funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the international body's agency focused on family planning as well as maternal and child health in more than 150 countries.

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